Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 27

  • Lightfoot defends proposal to fine drivers going 6 mph over limit as a safety measure (Tribune)
  • 1 dead, 17 inured in western Illinois after hayride driver sends trailer into a ravine (ABC)
  • SUV driver hits side of Cook County jail, is in serious condition (CBS)
  • Driver crashes into Tinley Park home, car bursts into flames (NBC)
  • Paintball attack leaves CTA bus driver injured in Chatham (CBS)
  • Plan to turn shuttered Englewood school into housing calls for reopening Racine stop (Sun-Times)
  • Almost 2,700 homes planned for Moody Bible site, near Chicago Ave. Brown stop (Crain’s)
  • Pedestrian bridge over Fox River in Aurora now set to open in the spring (Tribune)

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